Darling Harbour

Located in the heart of Sydney, the wonderful and the popular Darling Harbor is an amazing attraction and is visited by everyone who visits the city. The beautiful and bustling harbor is always full of people and is the soul of the city. You can actually feel the vibes getting electric here at the harbor which is the most buzzing place of the area. The views at the night at the harbor are quite electric. You can see so many lights making way at the site from so many buildings, the sight is purely heavenly.

cruise ship at Darling Harbour
Sydney Harbour Cruise

Darling Harbor is located just beside the centre of the city. It is one of the most pedestrian precinct areas in the city. The site is popular for its large recreational opportunities which it offers to the visitors. Located on the western outskirts of the central business district of the city, the harbor was originally named as Long Cove. There are many attractions that are located around the harbour including Cockle Bay, Port Jackson, Chinatown, King Street Wharf 3, and many more.

Even the people of the North Sydney love to spend their time and enjoy at the harbor as it is one of the most exciting places in the city and even in the neighboring suburbs.

picture of Cockle Bay Wharf
Darling Harbour is named after Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling

One of the major attractions of the harbor is the Harborside Shopping Centre. The centre has a number of shops which are located inside the centre and offer a variety of products of all types. The locals enjoy shopping at this place and even the tourists do not like to miss out on it. There are various shops including that of clothes, food, footwear, accessories, jewelry, travel souvenirs, and much more.

Some other attractions which you can spot here include:

  • Paddy’s markets
  • Darling quarter playground
  • The Darling hotel and spa
  • Australian national maritime museum
  • Powerhouse museum
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Aboriginal centre
  • Chinese garden of friendship
  • Tumbalong park
  • The star casino and entertainment complex
  • Sydney aquarium
  • International convention centre Sydney
  • Sydney wildlife world

 

Other than numerous entertaining and recreational centres, the list clearly indicates that the harbor also holds a lot of historical attractions as well. A visit to the harbor means you can have a look at some of the best attractions Sydney has to offer. The water on the front is quite refreshing and exuberating. You can feel the mesmerizing views seeping within you with the beauty of the water and sunny skies in the daytime and the beautiful nights and the sparkle of the water during the nights.

The harbour has also been starred in a lot of movies and television shows including The Real World: Sydney, Might Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, Neighbors, Pacific Jewel, and so much more. The place holds all kinds of thoughts and feels to it. You can take your friends and family to this recreational and heritage site and enjoy with so many opportunities of fun and enjoyment. The place is perfect at all times of the day. Your time here is going to be wonderful.

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